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supapete

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PC running ME XP SUSE.Mac G4 running OS X. Multi media studio. 80cmdish. Standard sky dish with quad lnb. 2xgrundig, panasonic dsb 31&50 televes 7245 dragon cam. card loader & card.Moteck 2100A motor
My Location
anglesey
I've had a kind e-mail saying "where have you been ?............................." and I thought I'd render forth on forums (forae, fori or whatever more than one forum is). It's true I've been absent but not because the forum is rubbish-just the opposite. It's because I've been sickened by forums, or some of their subscribers, up to the gunnels.

You join chiefly to problem solve and to help like minded people. But as time rolls on you discover the forum has been hi-jacked by a clique. In some cases they're no more than a band of bullies setting out to do no more than make people feel bad. At best, are pundits breast beating to flash off their knowledge and everyone else's ignorance.

On reflection, this forum was never like that, but I just stopped going on forums for fear of the potential abuse.

The trouble is, also, that the guys on this forum were so helpful I've had a working set of kit thus obviating my needs. That's selfish.

I'll make an effort to rejoin the community now I've got that off my chest.

best regards to all

P.S:)
 

Topper

Amo Amas Amant Admin
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1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 35 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Welcome back Pete

Well I do understand what you are referring to however I am glad that you have noticed we try not to allow people to come on the forum and breastbeat. Knowledge is a powerful thing and can often be abused by those possessing it. There have been some who have used that technique on that forum but I can assure you they do not stay long if they try to abuse their power. It is also a way of boosting their ego and self esteem however the effect is like alcohol and they tend to over compensate for their under the thumb home life.

As I said welcome back
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Glad to see you back. :)

I agree, many people do drift away when they achieve a working setup, often to appear a year or so later when circumstances change. But for whatever reason they return it is always good to see them back and we have opened and are opening, diverse sections to encourage members to keep visiting, even if their original reason has long since disappeared. :)
 

PaulR

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Wirral, NW UK and Vaucluse, France.
Yes, things change. But, I think that this forum has more going for it than just that which it's title might suggest. I strongly believe that this is one of the best, if not the best, forums available.

Glad to have you back.
 

Salty25

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Sky+ Pace v3, and before that analouge 80cm dish with Prima by Pace box pointed at 19.2e (not very imaginative then!)
My Location
Colchester, Essex
supapete said:
I've had a kind e-mail saying "where have you been ?............................." and I thought I'd render forth on forums (forae, fori or whatever more than one forum is). It's true I've been absent but not because the forum is rubbish-just the opposite. It's because I've been sickened by forums, or some of their subscribers, up to the gunnels.

You join chiefly to problem solve and to help like minded people. But as time rolls on you discover the forum has been hi-jacked by a clique. In some cases they're no more than a band of bullies setting out to do no more than make people feel bad. At best, are pundits breast beating to flash off their knowledge and everyone else's ignorance.

On reflection, this forum was never like that, but I just stopped going on forums for fear of the potential abuse.

The trouble is, also, that the guys on this forum were so helpful I've had a working set of kit thus obviating my needs. That's selfish.

I'll make an effort to rejoin the community now I've got that off my chest.

best regards to all

P.S:)

Have you been on a certain D:S by chance? If you have, I fully understand, that forum is a jungle!

Yeah, this place is nice and chilled out :)
 

jimbo

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Sky HD, TM6800HD, Manhattan Plaza ST550 and TM1500 CI+. 1.0m dish and 36v motor, Panasonic DVD HDD recorder and Panasonic video/DVD recorder. Sony G800 HD TV stand/surround system + Sony KDL40W2000. Infinity USB, Elvis, CAS1, CAS2.
My Location
Greater London
Thanks for your post Pete. You certainly won't find any cliques here.:)
 

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Salty25 said:
Have you been on a certain D:S by chance? If you have, I fully understand, that forum is a jungle!

They're the reason why I came here, I'd love to rant about it, but, it was a couple of years ago, so meh... :D
 

supapete

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PC running ME XP SUSE.Mac G4 running OS X. Multi media studio. 80cmdish. Standard sky dish with quad lnb. 2xgrundig, panasonic dsb 31&50 televes 7245 dragon cam. card loader & card.Moteck 2100A motor
My Location
anglesey
To tell you the truth, I haven't browsed many satellite forums other than this, so, I can't comment. I try to do as many repairs as possible to my motors, and my profession is music technology and digital video editing along with the computer based stuff that goes with it. From that, you can only imagine the plethora of sites I end up registering on. I hate "taking the money and running" but that's what I end up doing once I try to join in the forum community. I was beginning to think it was just me and I was some kind of "virtual misfit" but you guys' nods of concourance make me feel a lot better. Thanks, and hello again. I'll go and see what's going on here. regards, P.S
 
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